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Custom Built Home

Partnered by Beacon Lighting

Mallinger Constructions, NSW

Custom Built Home

Partnered by Beacon Lighting

Mallinger Constructions, NSW

2021 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards | Custom Built Home

Winner: Mallinger Constructions, NSW

Mallinger Constructions from NSW has won the 2021 HIA Australian Custom Built Home of the Year.

The announcement was made during the online stream of the 2021 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards ceremony on 30 July.

Grand in design and stature, the North Curl Curl House by Mallinger Constructions undulates across multiple levels, embracing the steep inclination of its extraordinary location. 
Rather than removing obstructive site features, the home’s clever design instead binds its internal spaces to them. The generous living wing hovers nine metres out over a sandstone cave, while the open-plan kitchen flows onto a courtyard that contours around protruding boulders.

A contemporary exterior of off-form concrete, black zinc and glass, combined with recycled Australian hardwoods, encases a series of boxes that step up the cliff face. Every detail was scrutinised to ensure the highest level of finish, with a neutral palette offering a refined interior throughout.

The judges were impressed by the building team’s engineering feats in overcoming a site fall of more than 17 metres, a plunge pool cut into the rock and the workmanship of an internal timber feature that conceals a hidden room.

The dwelling provides the homeowners with a connection to the surrounding environment and sweeping panoramic views along Sydney’s coastline.

The criteria for the Custom Built Home category, partnered by Beacon Lighting, is for an individual house designed and built on contract, specifically for the site and according to the requirements and brief of a client.


Custom Built finalists

  • ACT/Southern NSW: Smith and Primmer, Steve Andrea Architecture and Karin McNamara Design
  • Hunter: Paterson Builders
  • North QLD: Eastbuild Designer Homes
  • NT: McT Design & Construction
  • QLD: Quail Constructions
  • SA: Hocking Constructions
  • TAS: Davies Design & Construction
  • VIC: Sheridan Building Services
  • WA: Giorgi

2021 HIA Australian Custom Built Home sponsor

Beacon Lighting
2021 HIA Australian Custom Built Home sponsor Beacon Lighting